The Okura Prestige Bangkok is delighted to announce the promotion of Sebastiaan Hoogewerf to Executive Chef, effective immediately.
A native of The Netherlands, Sebastiaan moved to Thailand in 2010 after working at hotels, Michelin starred restaurants, patisseries and as chocolatier in his homeland and Dubai. In 2013 he joined The Okura Prestige Bangkok as the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef.
Chef Sebastiaan responsibilities at The Okura Prestige Bangkok include overseeing the entire culinary operation and outlets including Michelin-starred restaurant Elements, the signature Japanese restaurant Yamazato, La Pâtisserie, Up & Above Restaurant as well as the famous afternoon tea sets served at Up & Above Bar. He also puts his considerable knowledge and expertise to good use catering to the F&B requirements of corporate and private guests using the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, and other events and facilities.
Commenting on Sebastiaan’s promotion, Niek Hammer, General Manager of The Okura Prestige Bangkok said, “Chef Sebastiaan’s impressive kitchen background and his extensive experience bring new dimensions to our food and beverage offerings. He is an extremely talented chef with the all-important attributes of five-star culinary experience and excellent management skills.”